Working hard or hardly working?

“At the dawn of creation, God made man the steward of his handiwork and charged him to cultivate and protect it. Human labor is part of that creation and continues God’s creative work. This truth leads us to consider work as both a gift and a duty. Indeed, labor is not a mere commodity but has its own inherent dignity and worth.”

Pope Francis
If I’m honest, I’ve thought at times that my work meant more because it was “for the Church.” But in so many ways I’ve had it easy. At work, I get to pray daily, study my faith, and even get time to observe Holy Days! Discipleship is a conscious and consistent choice. The rare treasure comes when you choose to put your faith into your job regardless of what you do. In fact, I am starting to believe that the more significant contribution to “God’s creative work” are those living their faith in the world – in the bank, in the restaurant, and in the Home Depot. This Labor Day, I want to make sure I recognize the duty to not just work for the Church but to be a work of the Church in the world.

by Daniel Cellucci

Sep 05, 2016

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